Too often strategic planning happens in a vacuum, visions casted, momentum built, plans written – yet the people directly impacted by the plan (clients, donors, staff, volunteers, community) are left out. This process has led to plans that have failed to meet their full potential. Community engagement, though at times unwieldy and time-consuming, is critical to truly propel all variables towards a common goal. You’ll see that when done well, a snowball effect happens, where the impossible becomes possible.
This training will walk through:
- Best practices in community engagement in planning
- Participatory planning methods such as surveys, interviews, documents, group sessions
- How to managing diverse stakeholders and people
- Real-world examples and lessons from the field